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Health and Safety

The NZCTU recognises that healthy and safe work is a fundamental right for all workers, and a critical aspect of good work. Research shows that unionised workplaces are safer workplaces.  

Workers are the ones who feel the impact of poor workplace health and safety. In Aotearoa New Zealand, too many workers are hurt on the job due to unsafe working conditions and an inability to speak up on health and safety issues.   

Our work focuses on guaranteeing better protections for workers and strengthening their rights at work. We also support our affiliates to keep workers safe on the job and ensure that workers have a real say on matters that impact their health and safety.  

Find out more below.  

Latest Health & Safety News


Drug and Alcohol Testing at work

Guidance regarding workplace drug and alcohol policies.

Guidance for workers on COVID related matters in the workplace.  

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Worksafe Reps are the only worker-based health and safety training providers in
New Zealand.

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Have you suffered a workplace injury or an injury that affects your ability to work? Do you need help to access your ACC entitlements?

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